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Everyone is still buggin’ on the cool intro to Beneath the Buried and Me’s “Dim Ignition”, but I’m just as stoked about Telesthesia from Italy’s Caelestis. The young band are adept at painting a moving sonic landscape that makes you forget you’re listening to music, so engrossing is the overall feeling and sound as a whole.

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“JuggerDoc” from Periphery now on iTunes

Posted by Metal Riot on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 10:02 AM (PST)

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Washington, D.C. – Periphery’s JuggerDoc: The Making of Juggernaut, the 45-minute documentary that captures the making of the band’s dual albums, Juggernaut: Alpha andJuggernaut: Omega, is available now via iTunes (http://hyperurl.co/Juggerdoc_iTunes).

The documentary had been previously only available as a bonus item with physical purchases ofJuggernaut: Omega.

Periphery released Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega simultaneously in late January via Sumerian Records, with the pair of releases landing at #22 and #25 on Billboard’s Top 200 (#15 and #16 on the Top Albums chart as well as #2 and #3 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart).

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Band Spotlight: Circuitry

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 10:36 PM (PST)

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From the smoldering, rotten corpse of Dark Empire has arisen Circuitry, a new strain of inescapable weaponized aural pestilence. Years of experimentation in multiple genres have resulted in a potent, debilitating form of metal to which there is no known antidote. Their self-title debut full-length is festering with that sound and latest single “Horizon” (and its truly one-of-a-kind accompanying music video) is just one of the many infectious offerings to be found within.

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The Great Discord release “The Aging Man” video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 5:05 PM (PST)

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Swedish metallers The Great Discord have released a video for their song “The Aging Man”.

“The Aging Man” comes from the band’s forthcoming album Duende which will come out on June 2 via Metal Blade Records.

The band had this to say about the “The Aging Man” video:

The video is a mix of a presentation of our band, and a visualization of the concept behind our song, The Aging Man. The idea is that a man, facing his mortality, struggles with his impending death, here personified by Fia’s stage persona. Acting as a sort of inverted Saint Peter, or Charon, she is a gatekeeper, a guide, challenging his thoughts and beliefs about what is going to happen, and forces him to face his demons and his regrets. The game of chess is a symbol for this struggle. Welcome to THE GREAT DISCORD.

Check out the “The Aging Man” video here.

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Max Pie release ‘Odd Memories’ album details

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:01 PM (PST)

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Belgium progressive metallers Max Pie are preparing to drop their newest album Odd Memories.

Odd Memories will be the band’s third album and will drop on June 19 via Mausoleum Records.

Check out the track-listing and cover art for Odd Memories here.

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TesseracT streaming ‘Odyssey/Scala’ in entirety

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:48 AM (PST)

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British progressive metal mischief-maker’s Tesseract have decided to stream Odyssey/Scala in its entirety on Youtube.

Odyssey/Scala will be TesseracT’s first foray into releasing full-length live audio/video concert footage. It also sees the return of vocalist Daniel Tompkins.

Instead of the DVD being one full go, a traditional live concert, the band recorded the audio portion (Odyssey) while on the European and Russian legs of the Altered States World Tour.

The video portion (Scala) was filmed at home in London, UK.

Check out the video here.

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Tesseract release live video for “Nocturne”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3:34 PM (PST)

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Music keeps a lot of us sane, though Tesseract‘s nerve defying dare-devilry IS often insane. Taken from the live album,’ Odyssey/Scala‘, Century Media, 2015, the performance is a well shot and extremely capable expression of melody, climbing and complex arrangements and a plunge into the unknown. Prog fans can dig it BELOW.

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Progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me have premiered an exclusive clip from the “Making of Coma Ecliptic” DVD on Billboard today! In the clip, lead singer Tommy Rogers discusses the concept of the band’s upcoming, highly anticipated, album Coma Ecliptic. Fans can watch the video now HERE!

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I think anytime is a good time for people to do what they want – Henry Wilson

Live photos by James Covington 

Henry from House Of Lighting took the time to answer my questions on the band’s supersonic riff ride Lightworker and what they have cooking for later this year and beyond. This band reminds me of the thrill I got from early ROIR Bad Brains/Soulside, Van Halen’s Fair Warning and the stuff released by Wilson’s acclaimed band Floor (though Wilson plays a different instrument in the two bands). It’s all  thrown in some kind of multi-dimensional rainbow blender like the Gargantua/black hole space Matthew McConaughey knocks books out of in Interstellar. It might not make you break out Goddess crystals (unless you are me) but the Lightworker name suits these bursts of pure energy and life just as well as seeking some inner peace and calm space through New Age music. Fans on Enya don’t get a lock on good vibes, haha! Check out “More Lights, More Trails” HERE.

The band’s music is sure to thrill fans of punk, technical metal, crazy innovative hard rock or fuzzed out stoner types who can handle really trippy kind of buried harmonies reflecting back at them from the center of some serious riffage. Get on board with  this Florida storm of electric vibes now! Everyone should be talking about this band a lot more.

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Interview: Felix Martin

Posted by NichTheHair on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 4:38 PM (PST)


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Growing up in Venezuela, Felix Martin developed his own way of playing guitar: by playing two at the same time. After making two dual neck guitars with independent luthiers and guitar makers, he later went on to graduate from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Felix nods players like Stuart Hamm and Steve Vai, but also blends his own percussive and jazz-bass technique with his 14-string guitars. Felix has released two albums with Prosthetic Records, one of which brings to life his live performance. Truly a forward thinking musician, he spent years tediously creating The Human Transcription, in which he has given the human voice note values. He has turned the speeches of several historical figures into compositions based upon these voice to note transcriptions.

Felix and I caught up while he was pout on his first headlining tour of North America. Read more here.

 

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Between The Buried And Me release “Memory Palace”

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 12:31 PM (PST)

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Progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me have released a brand new song from their upcoming highly anticipated, seventh full-length album Coma Ecliptic. Fans can listen to “Memory Palace” now by heading to metalblade.com/btbam. The upcoming album is also now available for pre-order with special bundles and packages offered, including: CD, LP, two pre-order exclusive t-shirts, an exclusive hour long behind the scenes making-of DVD, and a “Coma Ecliptic” limited edition 27″x40″ movie poster. Coma Ecliptic will be officially released worldwide on July 7th, 2015. Grandiose, dynamic, heavy, melodic, technically challenging and more, this album delivers.

Pre-order link: metalblade.com/btbam

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Tool win lawsuit, New album gaining speed

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 1:58 PM (PST)

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The most esoteric and challenging band in the mainstream’s awareness is Tool and fans have been waiting almost a decade for a follow up to 10,000 Days. Almost as startling as the fact it has been that long already is the news that Tool are finally bearing down on it with increasing speed. I’d hear rumors hear and there but Consequence of Sound is reporting the band has won their drawn out lawsuit with some insurance dbags and are finally able to really buckle down on the next future classic without career draining delays. Get the scoop HERE.

Adam Jones says:
The turning point came when there was a change of venue on the opening day of the trial. “We moved over to a North LA courthouse and we had a brand-new judge, who was fantastic. You know what his name was? Randy Rhodes!” Randy Rhoads (no relation) was a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot. “I knew the power of metal, and my appreciation of metal was someday going to be like a guardian angel.”

How awesome is that!!?

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Maid Myriad awesome “Woven In Haste” prog tour announced

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 2:03 PM (PST)

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Maid Myriad are one of my fave new prog metal bands. Their singer filled in for my fave prog band of last year Wings Denied recently and ever since I have been really enjoying their With Haste On Its Breath full length. Now the Maid Myriad camp have announced the Woven In Haste 2015 tour, which reminds me of playing Dragonlance RGPs back in the day and having to really quickly cast a fireball spell on Bozak draconians before they killed my neutral good mage Bodifus the Red.

Anyway, Maid Myriad are awesome. They really remind me of my friends Three who I grew up with (especially “Be Careful What You Wish For”), just complex arrangements and atmosphere mixed with sort of similar to Joey Eppard vocals and lots of other metal and post hardcore influences as well. Friends I’ve played them for also compare Maid Myriad to Thrice and Coheed & Cambria. I def recommend this tour and record.

More info HERE. For a taste of music check BELOW.

Prog rockers 3 post new song “Crazy Eyes”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 6:44 AM (PST)

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Great new song from the Three guys- Woodstock, NY’s progressive rockers known for a wide range of sounds over the years but always focused on musical growth. It has allowed the band to share the stage with everyone from Atreyu to Heart to Coheed over the years. This is my favorite from them in awhile and also I saw on Facebook yesterday vocalist Joey Eppard telling a fan there will be another full length on the horizon at some point!

From the band:

Check out our brand new song “Crazy Eyes” now available for purchase! FYI: We actually recorded the basic track in my garage a while back just to get the idea down. It was the first time Chris Gartdrumm had ever played the song. We liked it so much we decided to use that drum performance for the final version. We only used 3 mics (kick, snare & an overhead) on the kit but wound up with a drum sound I’m proud to say I mixed.

Check it out HERE, perfect for a dreamy winter day of introspection.

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Interview: Black Crown Initiate

Posted by NichTheHair on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 10:29 AM (PST)

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“It’s honestly your loss if you don’t like different kinds of music.”

-Andy Thomas

“Question everything.”

-Rik Stelzpflug

Click here for the full interview with Andy and Rik.

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